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for FINAL COUNTY VOLUME NINE Private Enterprise Enters Field of Low Cost Homes Private enterprise, after months of study and preparation, t»day opened the 4oor to a new era in low cost housing in announcing the de velopment of individual, detached dwellings that will be made avail able to buyers at a cost of from 60 cents to a dollar a day. Making public for the first time details of their 1939 National Small Homes Demonstration, the National Lumber Manufacturers Association and the National Retail Lumber Dealers Association, co-sponsors of the _ program, revealed two basic house designs with a dozen archi tectural variations have been de veloped at an estimated construc tion cost from S2OOO to $2500. The two designs include a- one story house, containing living room, two bedrooms, kitchen and bath, and a two-story dwelling with liv ing room dining room and kitchen on the first floor and two bedroom.- and bath on the second floor. A built-in garage is included in the latter plan. In developing these low-cost homes, the two associations sought and obtained the cooperation of lesding manufacturers of building material* and equipment, conferred with housing research foundations prominent architects, home eco nomists and bufding experts. The objective was to tackle the problem of providing an ideal, modern and livable home for the family able to pay only from $5 to $lO per month per room. Commenting on the result* of their work, Don A. Campbell, presi dent of the National Retail Lumber Dealers Association, whose 23,000 members all over the country are banding together to push this low cost home program in local com munities, said: "Private industry has been ac cused of being unable to build adequate shelter for the ‘ill housed ( third’ of the nation. It has been the excuse used by the Federal Govern ment to invade this field with sub sidized operations that have failed miserably to solve the problem. And costly experiments in the field of housing continue to spread at the expense of the American taxpayers. ‘\n accepting the challenge, we c alm that private Industry can pro- j duce better housing at lesser cost than can the Government under i existing Federal schemes. Our ai swer Is the 1939 National Small Homes Demonstration, a cooperat- 1 ive undertaking k>f the building ! industry, by which we hope ter demonstrate in hundreds of com munitie* all over the land that low cost housing is possible under local) private sponsorship—and it is a class of housing far superior to anything yet developed for those In the low-income brackets.” The undertaking was described by James G. McNary, president of the National Lumber Manufacturers : Association, a* on© which should prove a boon to a "sadly neglect ed” group of the country’s popula tion. He said: “There has been no adequate product readily available heretofore j which the mass of the people— the lower income families —could afford. We now find ourselves with a back-log of demand for better housing at lower cost, and we be lieve we mußt have the answer to that demand.” From their Washington head - quarters, the two associations today launched a concerted campaign through their state and regional affiliates to further the construc tion of demonstration dwellings in local communities, to pave the way for widespread construction of low cost homes in sections where the need is apparent. o More than half of the 1938 passenger cars purchased by the 440 leading fleet operators in the nation were Chevrolets, according to official fleet registration figures released here today. Os a total of 26,025 passenger cars into fleet service last year, the figures show, Chevrolet register ed 13,089, or 50.4 per cent. The Chevrolet total of 13,089 is more than twice the number registered /ifV rCUi ;y£ i V' Burcher Studio Settled In New Quarters A new building was added to the Cqolidge Business District when Arthur Burcher finished his build ing near the Natural Gas Company offices. Mr. Burcher is a real Coo lidge Booster and all the material and labor that went into the build lng was secured right at home. This is a practise that could be well adopted by many of us who let a few dollars slip between our fingers iby purchasing things away from Coolidge. Mr. Burcher doesn’t try to compete with cheap photography but when you want something that you can be proud of and treasure for a long time he can give give you that class of work. He has had years of experience in photography and with the assistance of Mrs. Burcher he can serve you with the type of work that you can t equal in much bigger towns. o Worker Have More Benefits Coming Workerrs who exhausted their job insurance rights in the early months of 1938 may now have additional benefits coming to them, according to statements released today by the Arizona Unemployment C on, P ensa ' tion Commission. A person receiving unemployment compensation is limited to a maxi mum of 14 times his weekly benefit amount within any one "benefit year,” it w-as stated. When a year has elapsed from the date of an Individual’s first benefit check, however, he may again be entitled to benefits. This new eligibility depends on whether the claimant has been em ployed during that year for a sufficient period to establish proper wage credits, and otherwise meets the requirements. The commission's announcement I said that job insurance is intended primarily for the “normally em ployed” worker, and the work re quirement is necessary to prove his connection with the labor market. It stated that unemployment com pensation is not intended for the "chronically unemployed.” Claims for unemployment com pensation are made at offices of | the State Employment Service. A‘ icontant effort to find new work ' lor the c'aimant is carried on during the waiting weeks and throughout jliis period of unemployment. If I suitable employment is offered the j claimant, he must accept it in lieu j of benefit payments. ___. : “ !by the next most popu ar make. In the truck fleet sales division, Chevrolet registered 7,687 units. The next most popular make registered, ; 6,370 units. For the month of December, 1938, 'Chevrolet registered 1,768 passenger [cars for fleet use out of a total ol' 8.371 and 709 trucks out of 1,719. Big Bill Returns n M William Hale (Big Bill) Thomp rjson, one-time mayor of Chicago i who gained notoriety by denounc ing King George V of England, will try a political comeback . Tuesday February 28 in his effort • to win the Chicago Republican ‘ mayoralty nomination over Dwight ! H. Green, who successfully prose- Ijcuted AI Capone several years ago. “The Only Home-Owned Newspaper in Coolidge” COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1939 Dalton H. Cole Addresses Rotary Dalton H. Cole of the Cole & Maud Mortuary gave a vocational talk before the Rotary Club at their luncheon held last Thursday noon. He chose as his subject embalming and gave a very in teresting account of how the art was used by the early Egyptians. They resorted to embalming as a means of preserving the body for the return of the soul. Embalming was first used in this country dur ing the civil war. The embalming fluid w-hich was formerly used con tained arsenic and has been dis continued in practically all of the States. The embalming fluid used at present i* a formaldehyde solu tion and is resorted to for three reasons. First for Sanitation and Disinfecting purposes, second for preservation, and third, for cos metic reasons. Mr. Cole said that Climatic condition* had a lot to do with preserving of the body, and recited a case where Florence Mortuary had kept a body for 19 years before burial took place. The out of town guests present were Mr. Albert Lent, Flour Manu facturer of Tucson and Tucson Rotarian; W. W. Lockhard, Mesa Rotarian, and Mgr. of Wholesale | Petroleum Products; and the Coo lidge guests being Mr. C L. Kin-, wortli member of the orammar School Board, and Mr. A. L. Bart-j lett, Mgr. of the Farm Credit 1 Bureau. It was announced that in the near future that the Rotary Club would he hosts to their wives at a big anniversary party. o Florence To Beautify Cemetery February 24th and 25th, that will be this coming Friday and Saturday, a committee composed of Lambreta E. Hancock. O. H. Maud, Salvador Feliz, Taylor Branamsa and Joe Rodriquez, have asked that tnc! I citizens of Florence join them in i beautifying tue Florence cemetery This invitation is also extended ito the citizens of Coolidge who, have plots in the cemetery and who j have a personal interest in seeing [that the grounds are well kept. The [streets have been cleared of growth and will soon be graded. The main j ; drive will be laid off for beautify- j lng. Those who are interested should bring shovels, rakes and hoes and a good supply of drink ing water. Trucks will be on hand to haul away debris. Thi* move ! ment should receive a support of a great many so be on hand your picks and shovels to he’p the| i committee make this clean-up j campaign a huge success. It is just what a lot of you have been waiting for a long time. Moag Motor Co. Gives Free Show Last Friday afternoon and al day Saturday the H. R. Moag Motor Company went to the expense of putting on a free show for Coolidge. They had on display the World's Greatest Minature Manufacturing Exhibit. It was one of the most elaborate mechanical exhibits of modern industry, a duplication of the amazing 14-mi’e long conveyor lines of th e g eat Plymouth factory. It wa* a great educational feature and the school children came down in different groups to view the dis play. Saturday evening a free movie | show was given in the Dodge and | Plymouth Show Room. The disp’av' has been in every state in the ! Union and after a few more show ings in the different towns in Ari zona, Mr. Cracken, who is in charge of the exhibit will take it to the ; World’s Fair at San Francisco. The exhibit left New York January 10th and has been exhibited in different j j towns across the country. ■j The Moag Motor Company are to} be commended for going to the! • expense and trouble of bringing this $20,000 exhibit to Coolidge so : that it was possible for us all to Xse e it. o : South Towers at the 1939 Golden ■ Gate International Exposition are feet in height. ONE V/AY OF LOOKING AT IT ( WHO SAID I WAS V.'i X'-'A , ~ - Miss Colleen Moore, noted movie star, will accompany her enchanted Doll House to Phoenix, where it is being shown by the Junior League of Phoenix from February 20th to 26th for the benefit of their Free Dental Clintc for school children. Miss Moore will arrive Monday, the 20th, in time to be the guest of honor at the Preview showing of her Castle that afternoon and eve ning. Following the evening presentation, there will be a supper dance at the Westward Ho Hotel and Miss Moore will again be the honor guest of the League. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this party. Odd Fellows Degree Team go to Tucson About twenty Odd Fe'lows journey ed to Tucson last Thursday and put ( on the 2nd degree for the Odd I Fellows at that place. The Tucson [lodge showed their Coolidge j brothers such a good time that the) are still talking about it. A delicious [supper was served and the hour ! was late when the boys finally ar j rived home. o Vest Service Station Moves to New Location Mr. Vest has moved his station [to West Coolidge Avenue formerly occupied by the O. K. Garage. Mr. i Vest has enlarged his p’.ace con | siderably and will handle every , thing that is found in the well ! equipped service station. Art has s p’.entv of friends and with his winning personality will make new ones that will assure his success at his new location. o Grover Hall Located At New Stand Grover Hall who has moved his p’ace of business from Coolidge Avenue to his new location on Highway 87 is now through with all the finishing touches, and is ; ready to give his customers a one ! stop service. Mr. Hall designed and j had the building built so he cou’d : I give the maximum efficiency. He j i has installed two new Richfield 1 Gasoline pumps, a new greasing >rack, and has a large garage space beside 9 a large show room for dis ! play purposes and the keeping of automobile supplies. The building is very attractive in its new coat of yellow and we wish Mr. Hal continued success in his new loca tion. Highway Engineer Calls on J. J. Jones Mr. E. V. Miller, Plan Eng., of the State Highway stopped over in j Coolidge last week, and conferred jwith J. J. Jones, chairman of the Highway Department Committee of the Coolidge Chamber of Com merce on matters pertaining to the improvements to be made on the Highw-ay through Coolidge. Mr. Miller was on his way to meet with the Good Roads representat ives, at Tucson, to thrash out j some matters as to the amount ■ jof work to be done on this pro ject. Mr. Mil’er stated that the | money had been appropriated by ' the State Highway, for the im provement, but were waiting on the Federal authorities for their approval and assistance, and that bids would soon be called for the , work. The matter of some new High way signs, to be put up on the highway between Coolidge and | Phoenix, was also discussed w r ith ! Mr. Mi‘ler, by J. J. Jones and other members of the Highway Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. o Assistance To Be Given in Filing In come Tax Returns J. G. C’emens, deputy collector of the Internal Revenue will be at the New San Carlos Hotel on Mar. 6th and 7th for the purpose of giv ing information and assistance to taxpayers in filing their Federal In come Tax returns for 1938. There will be no charge for this service and it will be a good op portunity for the tax payers to avail themselves of the information necessary in filling out their in come tax papers properly. Woman’s Auxiliary Honor Charter Members The seventh annual birthday celebration wae held last Thurs day in the recreation room of the Community Church by the I Woman’s Auxiliary honoring the Charter members. There were 110 names registered on the guest book that enjoyed the grand party. Os the 21 charter members, 10 have moved away, 2 have passed away, and out of the nine that are still active 5 were pres ent. The executive committee composed of Mesdames R, L. Sewell, pres., C. J. Moody, W. P. Elliott, E. M. Ward, and J. L. Luthy went to a lot of trouble to make this one of the outstanding parties of the year. The tea tables were decorated to represent the different months of the year and cakes were made with the same idea. Judges to pick the best decorated cake were Mesdames: Lynn Early, W. G. Knight, and Nelson Borree, all of Florence; and the judges for the table 9 were Mesdames Hugh Miller, A. A. Bicknell, and Parke Soule of Coo-; lidge. First prize for the best j decorated table was awarded to j Mrs. Joe Irwin, 2nd prize went to Mrs. P. B. Hanna and third prize! was given to Mrs. J. B. Hinton, i The following ladie 9 submitted j eautiful decorated cakes and it was no easy task to pick the ones to be awarded the prizes. ; Mesdames: C. E. Nichols January R. T. Prather February W. H. Farnsworth March George Nowlin April emerald Bryant May Joe Irwin June Fred Slater July R. D. Cochran July K. N. Fisher August eorge Truitt September oger lies October F. E. Stonehocker November Wm. Short December First prize was awarded to Mrs. Joe Irwin, 2nd prize, t« Mrs. F. E. Stonehocker, and third prize was given to Mrs. William Short An exceptional fine program was arranged. Rev. E. M. Ward ead an article entitled, “What a True Church Should Be.” A trio composed of Mesdames L. R. Winkler, Avis Hobby, and Ben Jar ratt, sang several beautiful num bers, and then there was an old fashioned minuet danced by Patsy Johnson, Helen Rice, Margaret! Worley, Pauline Appel, with their I partners Robert Mieech, David ! Davis, Peter Soule, and Bobby ! ; Taylor. Nat Dodge rounded out j the program with a talk onj “Desert Flowers” iflustrated with; beautiful co’ored movies. The hostesses in charge of thej tea tables were Mesdames C. W. i Lewis, J. Hinton, Paul Hobby, E., M. Ward, N. Dodge, J. Irwin, Earl Hicks, George Dempster, R. V. I Campbell, P. Hauskens, P. B. i Hannah, Roger lies and C. N. Nice. I McNutt to Run ■p; ; I t m m, 1 fcpjg- ‘'' v 'y / | Hr W Paul V. McNutt, United States! high commissioner to the Phil ip- j | pines and former governor of. i Indiana left his Manila post to re iturn to the mainland and open ! his campaign for the 1940 i cratic presidential nomination. Mc- Nutt headquarters have already been opened at Indianapolis by his manager, Frank McHale. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 52 “Ariz. Citrus Week” To Be Observed Walter R. Bimson of Phoenix has been selected by the citrus industry of the state a<* general chairman of “Arizona Citrus W'eek” which wi’.l be observed throughout the* state from February 27 to March 4, it was announced yesterday. The citrus week events ar e being sponsored by members of the vari ous citrus growers’ associations, the Chambers of Commerce throughout the state, with whom various civic and business and professional or ganizations will be invited to co operate, Mr. Bimson said. “We want to make the whole state of Arizona coversant with (he citrus industry and what it me:; ns to the state, not only in dol’ars and cents but from a health standpoint —for it is a well known fact that citrus play an important part in any health program,” Mr. Bimson said. The capital investment in citrus and the return to the state on that investment, the number of people . employed in the industry, all make it one of the most valuable in the I state, Mr. Bimson said. “This year the crop is exceptional Ily fine, and abundant, and th> se sponsoring citrus week believe that ! Arizonians should be better ac quainted with the industry &o that they may be just y proud of so important a part of our agricultural development,” he continued. The Boy Scouts of the state have . been asked to cooperate in citrus week activities and will make a canvass of every housewife in the l state, asking her to pledge to use more grapefruit, it was announced. Educational programs are being arranged for all church, civic and social organizations. The plan, Mr. Bimson said, is to get everyone to talking and eating citrus for at least one week during the year. Committee chairman to cooperate with Mr. Bimson in the state wide observance of the week, which have already been named include many prominent men and women both in and out of the industry. Miss Grance Sparks, Prescott, president of the state association of Chamber of Commerce secre taries, who was a Phoenix visitor over the week-end has pledged the full cooperation of her organization. "There are 22,000 acres of land in the two great producing areas, :The Valley of the Sun in Maricopa [county, and the Yuma mesa area jin Yuma county which are produc j ing the finest grapefruit in the ! United States, but very little ol | that crop is being consumed at. I home. We all feel that Arizona j people should become better ac i quainted with this fine fruit, for j we feel confident that when they do, they will eat no other,” Mr. j Bimson said. o Paving Street* Not Expensive To Property Owner* Mr. Karl Payne called our atten tion to the fact that Casa Grande has secured the paving of many streets at a cost of about 60 cents per running foot to the property owners and that Superior is now having many streets paved and curbs constructed at the same cost. Coolidge property owners can i secure paving at the same coßt and ! when this fact is known no doubt many would like to take advantage !of this, and have their streets | paved. It is necessary for the ; property owners on any particular i street to first sign an agreement to | furnish paving material at the ap proximate cost of 50 cents per run ning foot, and present this agree ment to the Board of Supervisors. Detail of the arrangements can be 'obtained from Francis Curtis, or j Louis Fiscel. It certainly would give Coolidge a citified appearance to have our streets paved and when you think of the convience that a paved street offers over our pres ent dirt roads it is something to really get excited over. More will be 3aid about this as soon as we learn added information.